Korean Studies

Databases and resources for Korean studies (premodern)

Compiled by Sixiang Wang

Date of compilation: December 1, 2018

Intended for use by non-Korea specialists

  • Most Korean databases have English versions, but full-functionality depends on navigating the Korean interface.
  • Highly recommend learning basic Korean/ Korean alphabet
  • Installation of plugins often required to view original sources
  • Difficulty of downloading/printing

Useful reference guides

For additional research guides

Important libraries, archives, and collections:

Large North American collections (digital manuscripts, books):